After a feeling out process early in the game the Bulldogs spent the better part of the remainder of the contest chasing the puck and appearing a step behind. They weren't able to generate enough in the way of a sustained attack, and while they were able to play hard and keep it close despite a constant parade to the penalty box, the Grizzlies got all the insurance they needed late in the second to take a 2-0 lead. While there was certainly positives to take out of last night's game, at this time of year nothing matters but the end result.
As the old adage goes, a series doesn't begin until a team loses at home, so lets hope the series begins tonight. The Bulldogs will need to increase their pace of play and their moving of the puck, to find a way to dictate the play.
Pacific Chevrolet Bulldogs Hockey on 93.3 The Peak FM with the pregame show going live at 7:00 with the puck drop to follow at 7:15. Dan Tisserand compiles Team and Player statistics with Bruce MacDonald providing Colour and Analysis while I will bring you the play-by-play.
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Tonight's 2nd Intermission guest is former Bulldog Mark MacMillan, who was named the BCHL's Coastal Conference Rookie of the Year Award in 2009-2010, and a Co-winner of the Bulldog Rookie of the Year Award with Frank Slubowski. He was drafted later that spring by the Montreal Canadiens. Mark is now in his Junior season with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux, where he was recently named the NCHC's Offensive Player of the Week